SERAP sues Buhari over failure to 'reverse unlawful electricity tariff hike'

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The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has filed a suit against President Muhammadu Buhari for failing to reverse what it described as the unlawful, unjust, and unreasonable increase in electricity tariff, and to probe the spending of public funds as investments and bailouts to DisCos and GenCos since 2005.

Joined in the suit as Respondents are the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, and the Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading PLC.

This followed the reported approval by the NERC, where electricity tariffs were increased across DisCos in the country in December 2022.

As a result, several prepaid customers have reportedly confirmed the increase, while the Minister of Power and NERC have refused to confirm or deny the increase.

 

The suit is filed on behalf of SERAP by its lawyers Kolawole Oluwadare And Adelanke Aremo.

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